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Scientists Find 15 New Exoplanets, Of Which 3 Are Super-Earths

Scientists Find 15 New Exoplanets, Of Which 3 Are Super-Earths

ChadoNihi / Pixabay Scientists have been working on discovering more planets that could harbor life as we know it on Earth. Recently, a research team from Tokyo discovered 15 new exoplanets. Furthermore, out of those 15, they confirmed that there are three super-Earths, and out of those three one is confirmed to be located in […]

Doctors find air pocket where part of man's brain should be

Doctors find air pocket where part of man's brain should be

By Amy B Wang | The Washington Post The 84-year-old man arrived in the emergency room with complaints that weren’t uncommon for a patient his age. He had reported feeling unsteady over the past several months, culminating in repeated falls in recent weeks. In the three days leading up to his hospital visit, his left […]

Chinese takeaway can bust your salt allowance

Chinese takeaway can bust your salt allowance

Image copyright Getty Images Chinese takeaway meals from restaurants and supermarkets should carry health warnings because they are often high in salt, a campaign group says. Action on Salt analysed more than 150 dishes and found some contained half an adult’s recommended 6g (0.2oz) daily allowance of salt. Main courses, such as beef in black […]

NHS homeopathy ending in London

NHS homeopathy ending in London

Image copyright Getty Images A major centre of homeopathy will no longer be able to spend NHS money on the controversial practice. The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine – formerly the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital – will stop providing NHS-funded homeopathic remedies in April. Homeopathy is based on the idea that “like cures like”, […]

Mesh surgeon removed ovaries without prior consent

Mesh surgeon removed ovaries without prior consent

A surgeon under NHS investigation removed a patient’s ovaries without prior consent as they were “in the way”. Tony Dixon helped to pioneer the use of mesh in bowel surgery to fix prolapses and relieve constipation. Lucinda Methuen Campbell, who recently died, said she had not consented to the removal before the operation in 2014. […]

Girls’ guide to what a ‘normal’ vulva looks like

Girls’ guide to what a ‘normal’ vulva looks like

Image copyright SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Teenage girls are being directed to a new online reference tool that helps them check if their vulva looks normal. Available on the sexual health charity Brook website, the resource gives visual examples and advice on how female genitals change in puberty. The health experts who designed it say they […]

Minimum alcohol price law’s first stage debated by AMs

Minimum alcohol price law’s first stage debated by AMs

Media captionAlcohol Concern Cymru director Andrew Misell says the alcohol price law will tackle “cheap, strong alcohol” A decision on whether a plan to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol should go to the next stage is to be made by politicians in Wales later. AMs will debate the proposal which has been suggested as a […]

Child obesity rates ‘on the rise’

Child obesity rates ‘on the rise’

Image copyright SPL Image caption Children at primary schools in England are weighed in Reception and Year 6 Child obesity rates have shown a small rise in the past year in England, figures show. The proportion of 10- and 11-year-olds who were obese in 2015-16 was 19.8%, up from 19.1% the year before. Obesity among […]

NHS structures ‘complex and confused’

NHS structures ‘complex and confused’

The way the NHS in England is organised is hindering its ability to meet its challenges, a review led by former Health Secretary Alan Milburn says. Mr Milburn said the current system was “confused and complex”. The review, for consultants PwC, called for a gradual evolution of the structures, saying those who worked in the […]

Wahaca: Hundreds ill due to ‘norovirus outbreak’

Wahaca: Hundreds ill due to ‘norovirus outbreak’

Image copyright Alamy Image caption The Soho branch of Wahaca has been closed More than 300 people have fallen ill following a suspected outbreak of norovirus at the Wahaca restaurant chain, Public Health England (PHE) has said. The Mexican restaurant chain had shut nine branches because of the infection, and four remain closed. PHE has […]